That’s All Folks!

Well, I did it. The weather was perfect.  The energy was amazing. I was ready. Once I got downtown, I ran into some of my running friends 🙂   We had a chat before they went our for their 10k. I went into my training with the A/B/C plan in my head.  A: Go for my …

Continue reading That’s All Folks!

Why I Am Retiring the Half Marathon

So if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know that I announced that my half marathon on May 21st will be my last half marathon. I struggled with this decision through training.  Even though I started out strong, every bump in the road seemed like a mountain.  Running started to become a burden.  …

Continue reading Why I Am Retiring the Half Marathon

October: Time for a Reboot

A BIG reboot.After my last race(s) during Maritime Race Weekend, I took a break.There I am!  2nd from the left during the Sunrise 5k :)I needed this break.  Needed to take a step back.There has been a lot going on in "the background".  TeenThing finally has a job (yay!).  As I sit here writing this …

Continue reading October: Time for a Reboot

Race Recap: Maritime Race Weekend Sunset 5k and Sunrise 5k

Arrrrrgghhh Matey! This was my first time running Maritime Race Weekend.It did NOT disappoint!I registered for the "Tartan Twosome" Challenge, which gave you entry into the Sunset 5k on Friday evening and your choice of race on Saturday (I opted for another 5k as the route is relatively flat).  This would give me an extra medal …

Continue reading Race Recap: Maritime Race Weekend Sunset 5k and Sunrise 5k

Confessions of a Social (Anxiety Filled) Introvert

Sounds Funny Right? I love being out around people. Sometimes. I know that my mental illness contributes to my "I can't people" moments.  I've learned that is just a part of who I am now, and that's okay. I had a really bad anxiety filled "OMG I am going to be out in a group …

Continue reading Confessions of a Social (Anxiety Filled) Introvert

Lessons Learned from a Less Than Ideal Race – Canada Day ‘EPIC Canadian’ Edition

My 10km Epic Canadian Race on Canada Day was Hot and Humid!Post Race Me :)We went into the long weekend here on the East Coast of Canada (Nova Scotia) with some hot and humid weather.  This was my first summer race.  Ever.  My previous 10km races were a while ago.  A Bluenose 10km and a …

Continue reading Lessons Learned from a Less Than Ideal Race – Canada Day ‘EPIC Canadian’ Edition

My Love/Hate Relationship with June

The Month, Not a PersonJune:The month where summer starts.We (kind of) get warmer weather.Kids are gearing up for their summer vacation.Everything is in full bloom.June:The month I was diagnosed with a mental illness 5 years ago.The month I was lost.The month I broke down.Photo courtesy of the American Psychological AssociationEvery year I mull this over.  …

Continue reading My Love/Hate Relationship with June